Thursday, 22 September 2011

FYNBOS plays its part in reducing BIOLOGICAL INVASIONS

Charlene Janion from the centre for Invasion Biology at Stellenbosch University, has been collecting soil samples on the farm as part of a 3 year ongoing project. They are researching small invertebrates called Collembola or springtails which are tiny (1 - 2mm) and occur in leaf litter and in soil. These strange beasts are important for nutrient recycling yet little is known about the species present in South Africa.
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